Roll up! Roll up! Bloomsbury Festival @ Bloomsbury Studio

10th October 2017
Bloomsbury Theatre & Studio

As part of the Bloomsbury Festival (18 – 22 October) the Bloomsbury Theatre's Studio will play host to a vibrant programme of performances, exploring coming of age and awakening, migration and feminism, as part of this year’s theme of Independence.

Bloomsbury Festival logo

The Bloomsbury Festival, founded in 2006 “shines a light on the radical imaginations, institutions, and diverse residents that shape contemporary Bloomsbury”.

UCL's Main Quad will form one of the festival hubs on Saturday 21st Oct. Join us for a day of music, dance, art, performance and hands-on activities featuring the latest UCL research exploring science and art of living well.

The Frog Princess Punked featuring The Swamp Girls

But what can we expect to see in the Bloomsbury Theatre's Studio space during the festival? Well, there's all sorts! if you want to be inspired by strong female voices, join us for noisy Russian fairytale-punk crossover, The Frog Princess Punked. We’ll also explore female roles from classical mythology, and what their stories tell us about the ongoing liberation of women in Myth Independent. If you’re up for something a little racier, join us for JOY, a sea of thoughts on sexuality and self-worth.

If you fancy something surreal, you might enjoy Lucid, a production combining text, physical theatre, acrobatics and lighting to explore the territory between waking and dreaming states. Everyone's dreams are unique, and it is this take on the theme of independence which will bring together interviews with those working in dream research, with dancing and singing.
Lucid, by New Public

On the loss of independence is The Dance Hall, an intimate story of Irish immigrant grandparents in England gives us a glimpse into the life of someone out of place. Catching the Ghost the debut of Chris Campion, a visually impaired actor and musician who describes his gradual loss of sight with sharp humour.

On Having No Head
Keen followers of UCL Culture events will know all about our exhibition of Jeremy Bentham's preserved head - What Does It Mean To Be Human? If you enjoyed that, perhaps you’ll consider what it might be like not to have a head at all? On Having No Head (a dramatization of one of David Bowie’s favourite books by D.E. Harding) will explore just that conundrum, combining ideas on psychology, philosophy and Zen Buddhism, with a good dose of comedy to boot.

To book tickets to these and other events at the Bloomsbury Theatre performances visit their bookings page.
To find out more about the whole festival visit the Bloomsbury Festival website.

We hope to see you there!

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